Hong Kong Stuns Iran Football at Hangzhou
- October, 01, 2023 - 17:42
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim)– Hong Kong U-23 football team stunned Iran to beat the West Asian heavyweight 1-0 in the 2022 Asian Games quarterfinals on Sunday.
Hong Kong forward Pui Hin Poon was on target just two minutes into the second half.
Iran created so many chances afterward but its players lacked the cutting edge.
Iran and Saud Arabia played out a goalless draw in Group B opener but Reza Enayati’s men earned two wins over Vietnam (4-0) and Mongolia (3-0).
Iran had also defeated Thailand 2-0 in Round of 16.
A record high of nearly 12,500 athletes from 45 countries and territories compete across 40 sports in the 2022 Asian Games.
Iran has sent 289 male and female athletes to Hangzhou in 34 sports events.